How to Use a Domain Name

how to use a domain nameYou have registered a domain name and now you are wondering how to use a domain name.
It is really easy and let me explain to you how it works.

When you register a domain name, you are taking the domain name off the market.

It gets registered under your name or company name & only you have rights to use it.

If you would like to use it for email accounts or for your website you will need to buy a web hosting service.

If you are a beginner please check (Beginners Guide to Web Hosting)

#1: Do I have to buy the hosting service through the company I bought the domain name with?

You do not necessarily need to get your hosting plan from the same company you registered your domain name with.

You can have the hosting service with one company and the domain name registered with another.

#2: How do I setup a Website?

The following infographic shows you the different types of tools you can use to create a website.

Which Web Design Tool Should I Use?

If you are a small business owner looking to setup a small website, your requirements will not be very high and a basic web hosting package will be more than sufficient for you. That way you can keep the costs down.

When you get a web hosting plan remember that you can always upgrade if your requirements increase.

When looking for a web hosting company do make sure that you can get hold of them 24×7. Do they offer live chat support? This is great for getting instant answers to your questions. There is nothing more frustrating when you have an issue than not being able to get hold of somebody,

The following infographic will show you the different types of web hosting based on budget, requirments and tech knowledge.

which web hosting should I choose

If you need to get a website up and running quickly you could do so easily & at low cost using a website builder tool. Find out more at How to get a website up and running in less than 24 hours!

Conclusion:

Making use of your newly registered domain name is easy. You just need to get a reliable web hosting service to make it go live. That way you can use it for your business.

I would like to share with you recent feedback we have had from our web hosting services.

I’m new to all this and have questions, questions, questions and a few more questions. The Live Chat support has been invaluable and I am very grateful for their patience. I imagine I’ll be troubling them again in the not too distant future so am pleased I chose a web host with such a helpful support team.

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